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ORLANDO, Fla. – Regarding results, Orlando City SC had itself a poor week. Both its Major League Soccer and National Women’s Soccer League sides fell in disappointing fashion while Orlando City B didn’t play a game. Both losing sides will have a chance at redemption against teams they lost to this week. The Lions will first travel to face Atlanta United FC on Saturday, and the Pride will host the Chicago Red Stars on Aug. 5. OCB will play its next game on Saturday in an away game against the No. 1 Charleston Battery.

Orlando City SC (MLS)
Record: 8-8-5, 29 points

No. Team GP Overall (W-L-T) GF GA GD Pts
1. Toronto 21 11-3-7 37 22 15 40
2. Chicago 20 11-4-5 38 21 17 38
3. NYCFC 21 11-6-4 40 27 13 37
4. Atlanta 20 10-7-3 40 27 13 33
5. NYRB 20 10-8-2 28 26 2 32
6. Columbus 21 10-10-1 31 32 -1 31
7. Orlando City 21 8-8-5 22 30 -8 29
8. Montreal 19 6-7-6 30 32 -2 24
9. Philadelphia 20 6-9-5 26 24 2 23
10. New England 20 6-9-5 33 34 -1 23
11. D.C. 21 5-13-3 18 38 -20 18

Héctor Villalba’s Late Golazo Leads Atlanta Over Orlando City

Orlando City lost its first-ever matchup with Atlanta on Friday behind an 86th-minute goal by Héctor Villalba. City center-back Jonathan Spector had two on-goal headers, one in each half, that were saved by diving efforts by Atlanta goalkeeper Brad Guzan, who was making his first MLS appearance since 2008.

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Jason Kreis: Orlando City-Atlanta United Matchup Isn’t Rivalry Without Meaningful Matches

Ahead of City’s first-ever matchup with Atlanta, head coach Jason Kreis wouldn’t call the two teams’ relationship a rivalry yet. For the second-year City head coach, rivalries are born from meaningful matches. Kreis highlighted his time as a coach with Real Salt Lake and as a player with FC Dallas when he referenced two of his favorite rivalries: RSL-Colorado Rapids and Dallas-Chicago Fire.

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Will Johnson: Orlando City-Atlanta United Rivalry Has Begun

For midfielder Will Johnson, a rivalry between his side and Atlanta has begun. Johnson had a near one-on-one chance and a chance to equalize in the second half of a 1-0 loss to Atlanta on Friday. Kreis, on the other hand, still didn’t call it a rivalry after the loss.

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Training-availability Transcripts

Click here for the full transcript of media availability with Kreis, Spector and midfielder Antonio Nocerino from July 19.

Orlando Pride (NWSL)
Record: 5-6-4, 19 points

No. Team GP Overall (W-L-T) GF GA GD Pts
1. Chicago 15 8-3-4 20 14 6 28
2. North Carolina 14 9-5-0 20 13 7 27
3. Portland 15 7-4-4 19 13 6 25
4. Seattle 15 6-3-6 30 22 8 24
5. Sky Blue FC 16 7-7-2 28 28 0 23
6. Houston 15 6-7-2 16 23 -7 20
7. Orlando 15 5-6-4 24 23 1 19
8. Boston 14 3-7-5 10 16 -6 14
9. Kansas City 14 3-7-4 14 22 -8 13
10. Washington 14 3-8-3 17 24 -7 12

Pride Lose to Red Stars, Again, as Alanna Kennedy Scores 1st-ever Goal Against Chicago

Midfielder Alanna Kennedy scored her third goal of the season, the first-ever Pride goal against the Red Stars, in stoppage time. It wasn’t enough to stop Christen Press’ brace and the Red Stars’ 2-1 win on Saturday, though. Orlando’s loss now pushes them deeper into the bottom of the standings, as the Dash have skipped Orlando into sixth place with 20 points.

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Camila Martins Pereira, Chioma Ubogagu Find Freedom, Opportunities with Pride

Utility player Camila Martins Pereira and forward Chioma Ubogagu each had stints with the Houston Dash. Camila played for the Texas side in 2015, and Ubogagu was with the team last season. Now with Orlando, both players are so far having career seasons in their first years with the Pride.

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Training-availability Transcripts

Click here for the full transcript of media availability with Sermanni, Camila and Ubogagu from July 20.


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